Free talk with art historian Roger Dell at Belfast Free Library

Posted:  Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 3:15pm

BELFAST - Join Roger Dell on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. for an introduction to the aesthetic achievements and ritual practices of the Minoans, a prosperous, seafaring, matriarchal culture that thrived 3,500 years ago on the Greek Islands of Crete and Santorini. Many scholars believe this highly-advanced society, which suddenly disappeared, to be the source of Plato's Atlantis Myth.

The talk, Art and Religion of the Minoans: Europe's First Civilization, will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., and is free and open to the public.

In addition to an art historian, Dell is a museum educator and former Harvard lecturer. In 2016 Dell retired from his long-held position as the director of education at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland.

Many years ago, when Dell and his wife, Nancy, visited Santorini for the first time they fell in love with the island. They decided to return and actually lived there for a year as Dell conducted research on Bronze Age Aegean civilization for a book he was writing.

In his talk on Feb. 7, Dell will not only share his insights about the enigmatic Minoans, but also some of his experiences living in Greece.

In May 2017 Roger is leading a tour, organized by Eurynome Journeys, to the islands of Santorini and Crete, Greece, In Search of Ancient Atlantis Among the Greek Isles.

This program is co-sponsored by Eurynome Journeys.

For more information about this talk call the Belfast Free Library at 338-3884 ext.10.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Belfast Free Library - Abbott Room